Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kottukal cave temple

Idols of Lord Nandikeshwara (the vehicle of Lord Shiva in Hindu mythology) and a Hanuman idol (resembling the Nandikeswara-Vanara fight in the epic Ramayana) are seen in the caves. The structure, believed to be built between eight and ninth centuries, was took over by the state archaeology department in 1966.

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